Person of Interest Detained in Davis Stabbings: Report

After a series of stabbings rocked the city of Davis, police have detained a person of interest as they attempt to make an arrest.

The suspect’s dark, curly hair and black Adidas track pants were consistent with the description released by Davis police, which CBS13 validated.

Karim Abou-Najm, a student at UC Davis, was shot and died on Saturday; he was arrested between Pine Lane and Colby Drive, a block away from Sycamore Park. The person was brought into custody and is currently being questioned by police in Davis.

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On Thursday, law enforcement sources said they were confident the individual had been detained and would soon make the news public.

Person of Interest Detained in Davis Stabbings: Report

From Thursday night to Monday evening, there were three stabbings, two of which resulted in fatalities. David Breaux, 50, was found stabbed in the first incident; he was homeless and known as “The Compassion Guy” in his neighborhood.

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The second victim of the incident was Abou-Najm. After presenting his new discovery, he rode home when he was struck and murdered on a bike path. Graduation was right around the corner for him.

On Monday evening, a woman was stabbed through her tent at a homeless encampment near L and 2nd streets. Her status was stable yet critical.

Whether a serial knifeman was responsible or multiple people were involved remains unknown. The police in Davis stated they were collaborating with the FBI to send profilers to make the call.

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